Askur Picnic Basket by FærID


Designers FærID of Iceland exhibited a picnic set made of birch with a plaited leather strap at DesignMarch in Reykjavík last week.

Originally launched in 2009 and called Askur, contains plates, two sets of cutlery and food containers designed to hold traditional Nordic food such as fish, bread and eggs.

A white lacquer coating protects the wood.

Here's some information from the designers:

Picnic basket: ASKUR

Inspired by old Nordic history, Midsummer festivals and love of family. This piece named Askur was first show-pieced during the Design March in Iceland in 2009.

The piece reinvents old values and new experiences.

This picnic basket is handcrafted in Iceland out of Icelandic Birch and then spray coated as a protection for the wood.

The pieces in the picnic set are designed mainly to serve for Nordic food such as herring, rye bread, potatoes and eggs.

Posted on Sunday March 28th 2010 at 10:39 am by Catherine Warmann. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • tanya telford – T

    i don’t know how popular this would be outside of Nordic countries due to the interior design (utensils etc) being for specific food types (although thinking about it alot of picnic baskets probably are), regardless like the exterior shape, do the different curves mean the handle is adjustable? & does the wood make it very heavy ?

  • I can’t quite get used to the side profile. from above, it’s sleek and contemporary. On the side, a little… fat?

  • *matt

    it would be nice to see this in use

  • hmmm… I was thinking this would be perfect to bring leftovers to work… not so much bread and toppings as suggested… it’s a bowl with a couple of plates (for a shared lunch?) and cutlery. Nice, I like it!

  • yep, perfect camping gear!